Mad Skills Motocross released for Windows and Linux on Archive Games

November 30, 2009 · Filed Under News, Sport · Comment 

Turborilla’s motorcycle action game brings intense fun and amazing stunts to your desktop.

Mad Skills Motocross was released on the Archive Games distribution platform for Windows and Linux. In Mad Skills Motocross, players race through 52 tracks and challenges all while performing impressive tricks. Players will earn reward stars for their cool moves and unlock new bike technology to super power their bike. Players can master five different divisions throughout their riding career.

Players can also extend the experience by using the game’s level creator to make their own challenging tracks.

Mad Skills Motocross is normally priced at $25.95, but to celebrate Mad Skills Motocross‘ arrival on Archive Games, a one week 30% off sale is in place, bringing the price to only $18.16!

For more information about Mad Skills Motocross, or to download the demo,

visit http://ArchiveGames.net/game.php?gameID=mad_skills_motocross

Battle of Kingdoms now available for download. Play before Closed Beta!

November 27, 2009 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

FUNMILY officially releases BATTLE OF KINGDOMS client, an MMORTS developed by Korea’s MOBICLE. BATTLES OF KINGDOMS adopted a 5 versus 5 strategic gameplay similar to DOTA. In BATTLE OF KINGDOMS, players are have a variety of heroes to choose and destroy their opponent’s castle.

After a series of development and tweaks, FUNMILY’s BATTLE OF KINGDOMS comes with the revolutionary Single Player Mode which stands out from other similar type games. Players are now able to download and instantly try out and explore BATTLE OF KINGDOMS before closed beta begins. All the heroes for the closed beta will be included in the Single Player Mode to facilitate the ease of challenges when closed beta begins.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS had scheduled 12 heroes to be available for selection during closed beta. These 12 heroes come from different dimension and gathers in the Kingdoms period. Each equipped with unique skills and abilities to conquer the kingdom. These available characters are Lu Bu, Zhuge Liang, Huang Zhong and Da Qiao from the Three Kingdoms Period, Wu Song and Pan Jin Lian from Water Margin Heroes, and various famous Japanese characters such as Hattori Hanz¨­, Abe no Seimei and Miyamoto Musashi to fascinate players. With the combination of other various heroes such as Zhang San Feng, Genghis Khan and Sun Tzu, it is a battle between different time and space which is one of its kinds.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS comes with a practice mode within the game and it comes with a single lane map for selection. However, all the items and neutral creeps are still available for players to plan strategies and combos to take down the opposing team. Computer AI comes in 3 different grades for players to choose. During the closed beta the lobby will then only be opened up for players to begin their tourney of challenges.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS CLOSED BETA is scheduled early December and closed beta account is schedule to be given away on the 30th November 2009 through various channels.

Anticipating players please visit the official website for future updates.

BATTLE OF KINGDOMS Official Website: http://bok.funmily.com

A demo for Operation Barbarossa now available

November 26, 2009 · Filed Under Demo, News, Strategy, Wargame · Comment 

Try your hand at commanding thunderous Soviet tanks in the battle for Berlin

Matrix Games and Binary Evolution Studios are thrilled to release a playable demo for their new WWII strategy release Operation Barbarossa – The Struggle for Russia. The demo is available from the Operation Barbarossa downloads page in addition to Gamer’s Hell and Worth Playing.

Operation Barbarossa - The Struggle for Russia

The demo will give players the ability to play through the tutorial and first scenario in the campaign as the Germans. A separate scenario is also available so players can command the mighty Red Army as they attempt to seize Berlin from its hardened defenders.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “This new demo for Operation Barbarossa offers just a small snapshot of the fantastic “General” series style gameplay that comes with the full game and its campaigns and scenarios. Couple that with the powerful yet easy-to-use editor and you’ve got a remarkable game system with outstanding replayability! Operation Barbarossa has everything that made the old classics great, but as a new supported game series with a full editor, the sky is the limit.”

On June 22, 1941 an avalanche of 153 German divisions crash into the Soviet Union and the largest military operation in history is begun: Operation Barbarossa. In this elegant turn-based strategy game, compelling gameplay combines with gripping history to create an addictive mix.

Aimed at all levels, from those who have never played a wargame before to those who know the history of World War II in detail, this is an entertaining and mentally challenging game of combined arms strategy. Your armor, infantry, artillery and air units will follow you through the most crucial battles of the Eastern Front. You will be able to choose from 47 different upgrades and improvements for your units as well as add new forces based on your success in the campaign.

Take command in two German and one Soviet campaign as well as individual scenarios and determine the fate of the Eastern Front. When you’ve played through all the campaigns and scenarios, try your hand at the editor to create new scenarios for yourself or to share with others!

Fizzy.com launches Heroic Sports Football

November 24, 2009 · Filed Under Fantasy, News, Sport · Comment 

Set in 2030, new football game combines strategy with star players and weapons for futuristic game play experience
Players must arm their teams for “do or die” battles to win the All World Championship

3RD Sense, which operates the successful play platform Fizzy.com, and develops games and online apps for consumers and innovative brands worldwide,  announced the release of Heroic Sports Football – a new, fast-paced fantasy football game.

Heroic Sports Football is set in the year 2030, in a time when football has evolved significantly. Football has become an audience event and players now compete against each other with whatever it takes to win, using star players and weapons to overcome their opposition with a mix of strategy and violence.

Players must develop a team of football rookies, then set up a football club, before taking on the greatest teams the world has to offer including Heroes United, Real Violencia and Holy Citadel.

The game is a classic sports tale of underdogs and underhand tactics, where players aim to take their team to the ultimate football competition, the All World Championship.

Players can enjoy the following exciting game features:
• Build your own Club: Players select a team of seven players, including a fully customisable ‘Star Player’ and design their own team logo and club colours
• Play on seven different field types including Grass, Metal, Ice and Lunar
• Compete against 50 teams through five divisions – from the hapless Sunday Park League to the All World Championships
• Trade players, manage salaries and arm your team with everything from battle-axes and centurion helmets to army boots and flak-jackets
• Collect on-field power ups and dodge hazards such as spiked pits and toxic sludge.

The game is available from Fizzy.com for around US $20.00.

Oliver Joyce, Creator and Designer of Heroic Sports Football for 3RD Sense:
“With very few rules, on field fatalities and quick, hectic matches, Heroic Sports Football is the remedy against stat-heavy, lumbering football simulations. It’s football the way it should be played – pure, brutal and just plain fun.”

“We hope that players will enjoy the breadth of Heroic Sports Football which challenges players in all aspects of football, including ball play on the field as well as the strategy of trading players, managing salaries and arming your team for do or die battles!”

Pirate Galaxy: gamigo announces player vs player competition

November 23, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

gamigo’s 3D sci-fi MMOG has sounded the starting signal on its new player vs. player competition. Every Saturday for the rest of the year, players will have a chance to participate in special events and be showered with points as a reward.

The player who earns the most points by the end will be rewarded with a credit on their gold account of one thousand times as many points as they earned. Second and third place will be rewarded with 500 times and 300 times the points they earned, respectively. Even for those who don’t end up in the ribbons, there is still the chance to win exclusive Pirate Galaxy T-shirts every week.

Pirate Galaxy

Pirate Galaxy is a browser-based online game of the next generation. As a daring space pirate, players explore faraway planets, set out on quests for valuable crystals and other artefacts, and battle with other players against evil alien creatures. The game captivates with its enormous in-game universe and its phenomenal three-dimensional graphics, which are unparalleled in the world of browser-based games.

For more information, game rules, and the chance to prove your own skills, head to http://pirate-galaxy.gamigo.com/

Closed Beta phase of Avalon Heroes about to start

November 22, 2009 · Filed Under Beta, News, Online, Strategy · Comment 

Starting now, all players can apply as Closed Beta testers and, with a little luck, be the first to immerse themselves in the impressive online strategy game

This is what adventurers have been waiting for: On November 25, 2009, the games publisher burda:ic will start the Closed Beta phase for the eagerly anticipated free-2-play online strategy game highlight Avalon Heroes. Starting immediately, all registered members can sign up for the one-of-a-kind Closed Beta at alaplaya.net/pages/ahcbapplication. With a little luck, this means that they will already get to marvel at the impressive skills and weapons of the game characters before the release date. Moreover, in the official Closed Beta forum at avalon.alaplaya.net/forum, players will be able to find more detailed information and share what they experienced in the game.

Avalon Heroes is a true genre highlight for adventure fans, combining real-time strategy and RPG with competitive elements. The title is primarily focused on the development of up to a hundred customizable characters whose skills players get to expand in classic role-playing tradition. Single player campaigns and multi-player modes alike prepare adventurers for the greatest challenge of all: fighting and developing a strategy that will lead to final victory. But it is impossible for players to prevail in impressive online battles unless they find the right allies. After all, it takes a team to decide the battle between the two factions, Oriens and Aeonia.

For more information, visit the official teaser website avalon.alaplaya.net.

Star Wars Galaxies Chronicles more than three million user-created quests within a month

November 21, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Players Can Now Download Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures Premium Plus Pack from Steam and Direct2Drive

Star Wars Galaxies

Known for innovation in massively multiplayer online gaming, Sony Online Entertainment LLC announced its Chronicle Master system in the hit title Star Wars Galaxies has resulted in over three million user-created quests to date. The Star Wars Galaxies Chronicle Master system gives players the ability to create stories in-game and allow other players to follow and complete these quests. The player-driven content creation empowered the community by allowing players to create their own plot using iconic characters in the legendary setting of the Star Wars™ universe.

In just over a month since launching, players have told their own stories through the Chronicle Master quest creation interface including one individual who has created over 6,000 playable quests. Players who complete these quests are rewarded with in-game tokens that can be used to purchase unique loot items specially created for the Chronicle Master system.

Steam users interested in trying the Chronicle Master system firsthand can now download Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures Premium Plus Pack directly from Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/ and from Direct2Drive at www.direct2drive.com. This compilation includes An Empire Divided™, Jump to Lightspeed™ expansion, Episode III: Rage of the Wookiees™Trials of Obi-Wan™ expansion. Players who download the game through Steam and Direct2Drive will also receive three exclusive in-game vehicles based on the Star Wars film series. expansion and

Source: starwarsgalaxies.com

Karos Online: Open beta begins December 4th

November 20, 2009 · Filed Under Action, Beta, Fantasy, MMO, News, Online, RPG · Comment 

NHN Corporation announced today that the open beta phase for its fantasy MMORPG Karos Online will begin on Friday, the 4th of December. The final event of closed beta, running on the 27th and the 28th of November, will allow beta testers to experience high-level content and reserve their characters’ names for use in open beta.

Karos Online

Especially for the final closed beta event, new characters will come fully-equipped with gear and items to support high-level play, and the rate of experience gain has been dramatically increased so that players can reach a level cap of 44 almost immediately. In addition, the names of characters created during the last closed beta event will be linked to the testers’ accounts for use in open beta and launch (the characters themselves will be wiped after the event). “In the previous Karos Online closed beta weekends, players were able to try early levelling and the starter content of the game,” said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager at NHN Corporation. “The third event offers the opportunity to play as a much more powerful character, and there will be new features available this time that players haven’t seen before, including new monsters, weapons and Holy Creatures. This will be the last closed beta event for Karos Online, we think it’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see a lot of testers return to help us celebrate the end of a very productive closed beta.”

To apply for beta participation, simply create an account at www.karosgame.com and click ‘Apply Now’. If you have been accepted into a previous beta event, you will receive instructions two to three days before the event begins (there is no need to re-apply).

More details and features of Karos Online will be revealed as the game draws closer to its English release, scheduled for Q4 2009. German and Turkish versions will follow in 2010.

Karos Online – Stunning 3D Action Fantasy MMORPG
Karos Online is a brand new free-to-play fantasy MMORPG developed by Galaxy Gate (lead developers of Laghaim and Last Chaos), to be published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. An English release is scheduled for Q4 2009, with German and Turkish versions to follow.

In Karos Online, players take the role of a hero determined to defeat the curse of darkness falling over the world of Asmara and ascend to ultimate glory by becoming the mythical Karos warrior. Through questing, guild clashes and mass PvP, they enter the fight for domination over the world’s vital energy source, Fletta. Fletta provides the basis for the game’s unique and complex alternate progression system; alongside traditional leveling within the game, Fletta energy can be used to increase stats, give buffs, buy resources and enchant items.

With a strong RPG component, wide range of class skills and fantastic visual combat effects, Karos Online offers a rich player experience and an exciting end-game for guilds, including castle sieges and resource control points. There are a variety of dynamic dungeons to explore, with shifting paths and surprises to challenge players as they progress in level. The economy is well-developed, with mining, fishing and crafting elements, and a consignment system for storage.

Karos Online offers rare graphical quality for its small client size, has low minimum requirements, and will be accessible to a vast range of computers. Videos demonstrating graphics and gameplay are now available on the official website at www.karosgame.com, and more features will be revealed as the closed beta test continues.

Karos Online features
• Breathtaking 3D graphics and combat action effects
• 5 different races and 9 original classes, evolving into 36 different specialized classes
• Dynamic, evolving dungeons with shifting paths and surprises
• Guild wars, territory control and large-scale castle siege battles
• Alternate Fletta level progression system
• Elaborate mining, fishing and crafting system
• Small client size (760MB) and low minimum PC requirements
• Keyboard and mouse control both available

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising multiplayer PC demo

November 19, 2009 · Filed Under Demo, News · Comment 

Insert behind enemy lines in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC Demo

Experience the most immersive tactical shooter of the year as Codemasters® launched the Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising PC demo today. Information on how to download the demo and play the first full mission, ‘Dragon Rising’, are available at www.flashpointgame.com in the ‘Public Affairs’ section. The critically acclaimed Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is in stores now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

Codemasters also revealed today that a range of exclusive Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising premium avatar items will be available soon from Xbox LIVE Marketplace® for the Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. Players can customise their avatars with a range of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and military themed clothing, from t-shirts and baseball caps to camo suits and Special Forces tactical clothing. Items are priced from 80 Microsoft Points.

In the Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC demo, gamers take on the first full mission, ‘Dragon Rising’, in single player or co-operative multiplayer. As part of a Special Forces squad inserting behind Chinese PLA lines, players must eliminate a strategically critical radar station and missile sites to allow the USS Iwo Jima, carrying the main USMC battalion, to safely approach the island of Skira. Gamers experience Operation Flashpoint’s uniquely tactical combat, achieving their objectives on their own initiative, deploying realistic weaponry and engaging advanced AI who act and react in real time using authentic tactics. Players can take on the mission in a range of difficulty modes, including Hardcore where HUD visual aids are stripped out for the ultimate test of their combat skills.

Complete with 4-player online co-operative play throughout the campaign and individual multiplayer Fire Team Engagements, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising delivers the lethality, tension and adrenaline of real war like never before. Target www.flashpoingame.com to see details on how to download the demo and get the latest screens, updates and videos for the game. Gamers can also join the troops on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/flashpointgame or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/flashpointgame.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is in stores now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC.

Officers – The Matrix Edition now available

November 18, 2009 · Filed Under News, Wargame · Comment 

Defeat the Axis Menace! Epic battles across massive maps are now rolling onto hard drives everywhere!

Matrix Games and GFI are thrilled to announce that Officers – The Matrix Edition is now available for purchase!

Officers – The Matrix Edition

Officers – The Matrix Edition puts you in command of the Allied forces in the largest conflict of our time. Take control of the US and British armies in order to strike back and defeat the Axis menace on the Western front of Europe. With over 1500 units on maps up to 10 square miles, Officers is the first WWII real time strategy game to let you fight on a truly massive scale. Historical battles like Operation Overlord, Millennium, and Cobra will put your tactical skills to the test using combined forces from infantry and engineers to tanks, artillery and bombers. Recommended for all gamers, the fun historical gameplay of Officers – The Matrix Edition will bring a smile to new strategy gamers and veteran wargamers alike.

Gamers can now enjoy an enhanced Officers experience with a game The Wargamer acclaims as “massive real time strategy action and huge battles.” The various improvements and changes to the game that are only available with The Matrix Edition include:

• Better campaign difficulty balance especially on “Easy” and “Normal”
• An improved and expanded manual
• Improvements to unit pathfinding for both friendly and enemy AI
• Many map tweaks and changes which fix problems with units drowning themselves when ordered to cross a river or other body of water
• A number of additional bug and stability fixes

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Our enhanced release of Officers lets you experience the true scale of World War II with tons of units and massive maps. There’s a huge amount of gameplay here and the historical setting makes for a great strategy game and an enjoyable experience. Watching battles of this scale unfold with fantastic graphics and an intuitive interface makes for a unique, and fun, experience.”

Blazing speed and blunt force will only secure victory if you extend your supply lines and capture enemy weaponry and warehouses. Take the high ground and use terrain to your advantage with fully realistic physics and ballistics – only sound tactical maneuver will keep your men alive!

Features include:

• Lead the Allied forces across gigantic battlegrounds up to 10 square miles
• Control over 50 authentic infantry, armor, artillery and aircraft units
• Experience the most massive battles of World War II with up to 1500 units at once
• Use real tactics with terrain and combined forces with authentic vehicle and infantry characteristics
• Destroy nearly anything, anywhere with advanced physics and a fully interactive environment
• Keep your supply lines guarded and capture enemy resources and weapons

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